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Bethesda chimney repair





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We specialize in Chimney Sweeps Repairs Air duct cleaning and more!

Capitol Chimney Service LLC believes in old fashioned values, like getting a quality job for a fair price. As a member of the esteemed National Chimney Sweep Guild, we are a family owned chimney company and we take pride in our work. From chimney cleaning to chimney repair and chimney rebuild, we are your one stop chimney service. Give yourself peace of mind by hiring a licensed and insured professional chimney company. We do it right the first time!


We specialize in the following chimney services: Inspections, chimney sweeps/cleaning, chimney repair/rebuilds, chimney relining, masonry, gas/oil flue cleaning, gas log installation, damper installation, fireplace cleaning, waterproofing, spot cutting, cap installation, crown installation.


You can feel confident that we have the knowledge and experience to resolve the toughest problems and that we understand the basic fundamentals of chimney cleaning, construction, and design. To ensure a professional relationship with us, we are licensed, insured and certified and we pride ourselves on our affiliation with The Better Business Bureau. With Capitol Chimney Service, you can be assured that our primary objective is to make your home heating and venting systems cleaner, safer, and more energy-efficient. Contact us today for all your chimney needs!



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AIR DUCT CLEANING

According to the American Lung Association, indoor air pollution is a wide spread problem. Your home's air is much more likely to be more polluted than outdoor air. Allergies and sinus conditions are commonly caused by mold in the ductwork, bacteria, viruses, fungi and dust mites in your home's air.

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Air Duct Cleaning
Air Duct Cleaning

Allergy and disease-causing dust, pollen, fungus and bacteria reside in your heating and air conditioning ducts. Each time the fan goes on, it forces them into your living environment for you to breathe...morning, noon and night. The American Lung Association recognizes this as a major allergy and disease causing problem. Doctors and allergists alike commonly prescribe home heating and air conditioning duct cleaning as a solution. In addition to warming your home, your heating and cooling system works to recycle contaminated air inside your home.



Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vents
Dryer vent cleaning is important for both safety and economic reasons. Few people realize that dryer vent duct cleaning significantly reduces the risk of a dryer vent fire and improves the efficiency of the dryer, thereby lowering utility costs. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, 10 injuries, and cases of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with improper maintenance of dryer vents. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In many cases, injuries and death can be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning. Is not cleaning your dryer vent a risk you are willing to take?

According to the Fire Department, your dryer vent exhaust duct should be professionally cleaned once to twice a year. Not only does dryer vent cleaning help ensure the safety of your family and your home, but economically, dryer vent cleaning can result in improved efficiency of the washer/dryer. This improved efficiency helps cut down on the cost and energy spent operating the dryer, perhaps extending the dryer's useful life.



CHIMNEY SERVICES

We specialize inthe following chimney services: Inspections, chimney sweeps/cleaning, chimney repair/rebuilds, chimney relining/masonry, gas/oil flue cleaning, gas log installation, damper installation, fireplace cleaning, waterproofing, spot cutting, cap installation, crown installation.




Bethesda Chimney Inspections
Inspections

Capitol Chimney Service does inspections for your chimney, fireplace, and related venting system. Chimneys and venting systems should be inspected after a chimney fire, purchasing a home with a chimney, or changes to a chimney or vent system.

There are three levels of chimney inspections:


Level I Inspections

Level II Inspections

Level III Inspections


Rockville Chimney Sweeps
Sweeps/Cleaning

The purpose of chimney cleaning is to remove flammable deposits such as soot and creosote from the interior walls of a chimney. If these deposits are allowed to build up, they will eventually ignite and cause a chimney fire.

 

Gas/Oil Cleaning
The best time of the year to clean an oil chimney is in the spring time, after the heating season. The oil furnace is subjected to long running cycles.

Woodstove Cleaning
Woodstoves require maintenance on a yearly basis to assure safe, proper operation. Chimney fires can often occur when the home owners are not aware of them.

Fireplace Cleaning
Cleaning the fireplace should ideally come at a time when you do not expect to use it for a while, as in the warm summer months. Many people detest the task of cleaning out several months' worth of ash, soot, and smoke build-up.

CHIMNEY REPAIRS

We specialize inthe following chimney services: Inspections, chimney sweeps/cleaning, chimney repair/rebuilds, chimney relining/masonry, gas/oil flue cleaning, gas log installation, damper installation, fireplace cleaning, waterproofing, spot cutting, cap installation, crown installation.




Silver Spring Chimney Inspections
Rebuilds
We repair damaged chimneys and the rebuilding process is required when the chimney is severely damaged, beyond the normal repairs of spot cutting. The causes for rebuilds will normally be water damage, settling foundation, a lighting strike, or using a fireplace.
Washington DC Chimney Masonry
Masonry
Unlike masonry walls, chimneys are exposed to the effects of wind, snow, ice, and rain. They are therefore always expanding and contracting due to the chimney masonry being heated by hot gases from the fire, and the cold, wet outdoor temperatures. This repetitive expansion and contraction creates a lot of movement, and consequently deterioration.
Relining
Chimneys should be lined. The flue liner contains the heat and byproducts of combustion, protecting your home and family from their affects. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that if your flue liners can no longer do this they should be repaired or removed and replaced. Our point up masonry work fixes cracks in the mortar, waterproofing caps and crowns.

IMPROVEMENTS

We specialize inthe following chimney services: Inspections, chimney sweeps/cleaning, chimney repair/rebuilds, chimney relining/masonry, gas/oil flue cleaning, gas log installation, damper installation, fireplace cleaning, waterproofing, spot cutting, cap installation, crown installation.




Chimney Flashing
Flashing

The metal that joins the roof to the chimney is called the flashing. It actually comes in two sections. The parts that are on the roof are called the step flashing, back pan and the apron flashing. The metal that goes into or on the chimney is called the counter flashing. One possible problem area of a roof can be where the chimney meets the roofing shingles .When your chimney has developed a leak you will usually notice water staining above the chimney when it rains. It will likely be on the ceiling and perhaps running down the wall as well. This indicates that the chimney flashing is allowing water in and needs to be re-flashed.



Chimney Waterproofing
Waterproofing
Waterproofing a chimney is a preventative means to protect the chimney from the elements or to help prevent further damages. It’s very important that it be protected from water because it’s porous and will eventually allow water into the house.


Chimney Caps
Caps

Chimney Caps, also called rain covers, are probably the most inexpensive preventative measure that a homeowner can employ to prevent water penetrations and damage to their chimney.



Chimney Animal Removal
Animal Removal
We are trained to deal with humane animal removal such as raccoons, birds, and squirrels.


Chimney Chase Top
Chase Top
Chase Tops prevent rain, branches, leaves, snow, raccoons, chipmunks, bats and birds. Without a cap, you have a hole in your roof. Besides being unsightly, the rust stains on the chimney chase tells us that most likely water is penetrating the top of your chimney.


Chimney Dampers
High-Efficiency Dampers

Create a tight seal at the top of your chimney and keep energy in the home. Chimney dampers are designed to stop cold air from coming down the flue, and expensive conditioned air from going up.

INSTALLATIONS

We specialize inthe following chimney services: Inspections, chimney sweeps/cleaning, chimney repair/rebuilds, chimney relining/masonry, gas/oil flue cleaning, gas log installation, damper installation, fireplace cleaning, waterproofing, spot cutting, cap installation, crown installation.




Fireplace Gas Logs
Gas Log
Gas logs offer the aesthetic beauty of a wood burning fire with the convenience of gas. The heat output from vented gas logs is slightly better than the heat output from a regular wood fire in the same fireplace.


Silver Spring Freestanding Stove
Freestanding Stoves
Freestanding stoves burn wood, gas, coal, wood pellets, oil or are electric, and many use a space age ceramic glass to provide fire viewing. They are generally used to heat a specific room or zone of the house. Stoves are very efficient and control of the fire, heat output, burn times and installation options are greatly improved. The gentle waves of radiant heat will make your home cozy on the coldest winter day.


Fireplace Inserts
Inserts
An insert is basically a wood stove designed to fit into a conventional open fireplace. Like wood stoves, new inserts must be EPA certified, making them clean burning and highly efficient.